8 Popular Nashville Celebrity-Owned Businesses
Everyone knows Nashville is a great place to run into celebrities. Part of the city’s charm is that the person one barstool over might have a song on the radio, but is just another person enjoying their night. Being able to find a celebrity can be enjoyable, but it’s even better when you get to feel like one yourself. Luckily, Nashville has many great opportunities to wine, dine, and shop like a celebrity in establishments owned by the famous themselves. Who better than a celebrity to curate a classy, fun, and interesting experience?
Here are the best celebrity-owned businesses in Nashville so you can enjoy the good life:
Alan Jackson is a country music legend. He’s known for fun, down-to-Earth music that just about anybody can enjoy. Likewise, his downtown honky tonk AJs Good Time Bar shares these qualities. The interior is straightforward and simple. There’s a bar, a stage for live music, and seating for the customers. What else do you need? If you answered “a rooftop bar,” you’re in luck. The rooftop bar also offers beautiful views of the downtown skyline with plenty of comfortable seating.
2. Draper James
Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood is known for having cute, local shops and plenty of places to eat and drink. Draper James can be found on the southern end of the 12 South strip. Named after founder Reese Witherspoon’s grandparents, Draper James is a clothing line and physical store. They are known for carrying southern-inspired clothing, home decor, and accessories. They are also known for their inviting service and comfortable clothing. Be sure to check them out as you peruse everything 12 South has to offer.
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3. Ole Red
Ole Red is a combination bar and restaurant that serves burgers, sandwiches, and southern-inspired entrees. While there are locations in Gatlinburg, Orlanda, and owner Blake Shelton’s hometown Tishomingo, OK, Ole Red can be found on lower Broadway in downtown Nashville. The atmosphere is laid back and fun, and it’s open seven days a week at 11 a.m. Live music and great food make this a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
Uncommon James was founded and is creatively directed by television-personality Kristin Cavallari. Located in the Gulch, Uncommon James offers elegant jewelry and apparel. Cavallari rose to fame on MTV’s show Laguna Beach and is married to former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Uncommon James fits in perfectly within the Gulch, a hip neighborhood bordering downtown Nashville. Stop by for a look at some beautiful jewelry and comfortable clothing.
Located in the Inglewood neighborhood, High Class Hillbilly is a little off the beaten path. The storefront might make the space look small, but the vintage shop actually includes two floors. Owned and curated by country music singer Nikki Lane, the style found throughout the store has a little edge. The biker-meets-country vibe offers a unique experience for both the shopper and the browser.
6. FGL House
Florida Georgia Line is a country music duo that dipped their hands into the hospitality industry in 2017. FGL house offers a fun, hip place to enjoy live music every day of the week. They provide plenty of drinks to keep you dancing, but they also offer “Southern-style food with a Claifornia flair.” Their menu changes with the seasons. But they focus on burgers, fish, sandwiches, and steak. They are located just off the main strip of lower Broadway alongside the pedestrian walk bridge.
White’s Mercantile describe themselves as “A general store for the modern-day tastemaker.” They carry an array of items from home decor, to books, to collectibles. They have two locations, one on 12 South and another in Franklin. The stores are owned and curated by Holly Williams, a singer/songwriter that has released three critically-acclaimed albums. She is also the daughter of country music legend Hank Williams Jr. White’s Mercantile is a must-see for anybody who knows they’re looking for something, but don’t quite know what it is.
The corner property houses five floors with four stages and six bars. The ample standing and sitting room can hold almost two thousand people. The top floor is a rooftop bar that provides wonderful views of downtown Nashville. As the name also suggests, popular musician Kid Rock owns the establishment. And again as the name suggests, they serve food including steaks. They offer live music but also have large TVs on every floor to accommodate your favorite sporting events.
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